Title: Hong Kong Waters
Photographers: Andreas Müller-Pohle
Date of publication: June, 2013
Place of publication: Hong Kong
Language: English & Chinese
Dimensions of book: 240x310mm
Edition size: 1000
Number of pages: 96
Number of images: 63
Cover, Type of binding: Flexi binding with dust jacket
Type of printing: Offset, 4/4 colour
Type of paper: Text paper 170gsm
Printer: Bud, Potsdam.
Publisher: European edition – Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg. Asian edition – Asia One Books, Hong Kong.
Publication designer: Andreas Müller-Pohle
Publication editor: English editing by Gerard Goodrow
ISBN 978-3-86828-410-2 (European edition), ISBN 978-988-16977-2-1 (Asian edition)
Retail price: EUR 39.90 / HK$ 380.00
Category: Photography book
Summary of Project:
As its title implies, Hong Kong Waters, the most recent completed work by Berlin-based media artist Andreas Müller-Pohle, represents an entirely new approach to depicting the essence of the city.
Working over a two-year period, Müller-Pohle captured Hong Kong in photographs and video from the perspective of its surrounding waters – half below and half above the water’s surface. The result is a fresh, hitherto unseen depiction of an Asian megalopolis.
It is often forgotten that Hong Kong is not solely defined by its hyper-dense high-rise architecture; its waterscapes are equally multifaceted, with more than 700 kilometres of coastline and 260 islands, dotted with numerous ports, canals, rivers and freshwater reservoirs. Hong Kong Waters brings these two dimensions together – the verticality of architecture and the horizontality of the water.
As Oscar Ho describes in his introduction: ‘… Müller-Pohle manages to show the complex personalities of this seaside city, and leads the viewer from the dense, concrete forest of the high-rises of Central, across the exotic Hollywood seascape of Aberdeen, to the wilderness of the remote islands unknown to most.’